Apply for an Internship

Internship Program

Are you interested in a McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship? Both undergraduate and postgraduate students can apply!

Please complete the application form below.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.

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1. Please enter your contact information
2. What is your course of study?
3. Have you applied for a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
4. Have you completed a McCusker Centre internship before?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
5. I am undertaking this internship for academic credit
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
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6. Please indicate your Allocated Course Advice Office (you can find this on the welcome page of your student connect)
7. All applicants must submit a faculty approval form regardless of whether you are seeking academic credit. Have you sent your faculty approval form to your Allocated Course Advice Office?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No

They will email us directly with your approved form and copy you into the email.

Click here to download the faculty approval form

8. Describe your experience in engaging in your communities and social issues more broadly. (e.g. Have you undertaken volunteering anywhere or done a service learning unit before?)
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9. What do you think you can bring and contribute to these organisations and their projects?
10. Which of the following areas are of most interest to you?
Choose first area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose second area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
Choose third area of interest
Research and policy development
Community consultation and engagement
Communications and Marketing
Digital media
Information technology and data management
Business development and service improvements
Evaluation
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11. Which of the following community areas most interests you?
Choose first community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose second community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
Choose third community area
Aboriginal communities
Older People
Disability
Health and Mental Health
Youth
Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Poverty and Homelessness
Early years/working with children
Gender
Animals and the environment
12. What does being an active citizen mean for you?
13. Where did you hear about the McCusker Centre for Citizenship Internship Program?
Choose an option
Careerhub
McCusker Centre Facebook page
UWA Students Facebook page
Digital screens
Student email
Faculty staff/office
UWA website
Word of mouth
Other
14. Most of our internships take place locally, however a few are available regionally and interstate. Are you able to travel for an internship?
Choose an option
Yes - Regionally
Yes - Interstate
Yes - Both
No - Perth only
15. Upload your CV (accepted formats are pdf, doc and docx). You cannot progress your application until you upload your resume. This document will be forwarded upon request (if matched) to your host organisation.
16. Do you have a valid Working with Children Check?
Choose Yes/No
Yes
No
17. Do you have a valid Police Clearance?
Choose Yes/No
Yes, I have a valid one
No, but I understand it is my responsibility to apply for one
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About the Program

The McCusker Centre for Citizenship offers structured, quality internships with not for profit, community and government organisations locally, regionally and globally.

Internships are open to all currently enrolled UWA students - undergraduate and postgraduate.

You will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.


Successful undergraduate and postgraduate applicants may earn academic credit towards their degree when completing an internship.

Undergraduate - SVLG1002 Postgraduate - SVLG5001 (6 points)

*Please note, your faculty must approve your enrolment.

Please check with your course allocated office for further information.

For more information about the internships, please check askUWA.


SEE WHAT OUR INTERNS HAD TO SAY

You can listen to more of what our interns had to say here.


ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION?

If your organisation is interested in becoming a partner with the McCusker Centre for Citizenship internship program, please click here for more information.


How to Apply

Students will be matched based on your application and the internship opportunities available.

  1. View the list of internships on offer below

  2. Review your study plan to ensure that you can undertake an internship as part of your course

  3. Seek approval from your Faculty Student Office via the form below which will be completed and emailed to you and the McCusker Centre by your student experience team.

  4. Complete the online application form above (please use your student email address when applying)

  5. Organisations often require you to have a working with children check and a police check. If you are interested in working with children or youth, it is therefore advisable to obtain these checks before you undertake your internship

Click here to download the faculty approval form (submit to your faculty office for approval)

Semester 2 2018 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Semester 2 internship opportunities will be published on our website in late May when Winter Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between August and November 2018.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Semester 2 Internship Applications - Closed
  • Internship Information Session (Winter AND Semester 2) - 12pm, 7 May 2018 at Love House
  • Semester 2 Internships Application Deadline - 15 July 2018
  • Induction Session - 26 July 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 2 August 2018

Summer 2018/2019 - Application Guidance & Timelines

Summer internship opportunities will be published on our website from late August when Semester One Applications have closed. These opportunities are to be undertaken between late November 2018 and late February 2019.

In order to prepare your application and make sure you can attend the required sessions for one of these internships, please review the timeline below (these dates may be subject to change but are a good guide):

  • Summer Internship Applications Open - 10 September 2018
  • Internship Information Session - 1pm, 9 October 2018, at Love House
  • Summer Internships Application Deadline - 26 October 2018
  • Induction Session - 20 November 2018
  • Cultural Awareness Training - 22 November 2018

Please do not contact organisations directly regarding individual internships.

If you have any questions about the internship program, please check askUWA,here, or get in touch with us via email: info@mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au.



Internship Opportunities

All organisations 
Watch this space

Summer internship opportunities coming soon...

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LOCATION Perth - Regional and Local
Sarah McCauley
Current UWA Student
Intern at Southcare

"The McCusker Centre for Citizenship provided an opportunity to explore unchartered territory and experience firsthand the inspiring work, people, and mission of the community and not-for-profit sector. I would recommend this opportunity to any UWA student. You might find a new passion or direction for your future career. I know I did."

Ross Wortham
CEO
Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

“Our organisation and others have been blown away by the quality and professionalism of the interns and we benefit from the different viewpoints they bring. I'm now very excited by the collective impact that potentially hundreds of these interns will have on the community service sector over the coming years, helping to build real generational change.”

Rebecca Ball
Executive Director
Office of Multicultural Interests

"There’s a great need for young people to contribute to internships like these. They bring contemporary thinking, they reflect the views of not only their own personal views but the views of their peers and that’s very important... to be embedding that type of thinking ..."